|Max King of the Wild said:
I don't care how much you bellyache about it you probably aren't going to get Insomniac back as a exclusive second party developer. Being a fan of a console brand doesn't mean that you cannot be a fan of a third party studio. In this case they are hardly exclusive. All of this smearing and denigrating of the studio is just plain petty. Basically a lot of you are so bitter that you cannot have a studio all to yourselves anymore. That you would rather see it burn down to the ground.
This game isn't a repeat of the Haze fiasco. Which itself wouldn't have been any kind of fiasco. If certain people were not mindlessly bent on hyping that game beyond all proportions. The only thing noteworthy about that title was that it was exclusive to the PS3 at a time when the console was bereft of any noteworthy exclusives, and it was not getting much in the way of great third party support.
I honestly don't think that Insomniac was looking at Fuse being a massive success. There is nothing that says it has to be, and to be honest the game doesn't actually look bad. It looks fairly straight forward, and something being simple isn't a bad thing. There is a market for simple fun shooters, and if you doubt that look at Left 4 Dead. That game wasn't overly complicated, or all that visually stunning.
Some games aren't trying to go the high end route. That is what Haze was trying to be, and as such it ended up killing the company with production costs. It is fundamentally easy to judge high end efforts, but low end efforts. Now that is a entirely different beast. Not only can they be successful with lower sales, but sometimes they just click with the consumer.
Personally I actually planned to pick up the game. It looked to be a nice change of pace. I am starting to get a little tired of over the top shooters right now. I could use some old school charm. With Electronic Arts publishing though I am not too sure. I really don't want to give that publisher any more of my money.
I won't spend much time with this nonsense so here I go
1. I'm not bellyaching because they aren't second party (even though that's yet to be seen) the game looks boring and it's the general consensus everywhere I look.
2. Insomniac PAX time slot is titled: “Fuse: The Sleeper Hit of 2013” they are looking for it to be a big hit
3. It's not straight forward. Everything I read (even from Insomniac themselves) this game is too difficult because they AI isn't smart enough and the game relies heavily on co-op communication
4. This probably has a bigger budget than Haze lol
1. How is that not determined, and how is your saying what you said not proving my point. Second parties develop exclusively for a particular platform, or brand of platforms. The fact that they aren't do that now is proof they are third party. No further proof is required. Obviously you cannot even deal with the reality of what happened.
2. The 239th rule of acquisition comes to mind. Never be afraid to mislabel a product. What do you expect them to say. Our modest game that we expect to make modest sales from. Everyone oversells their products. That is just how the game is played. Show me the company that is dismissive of their product before they even launch it.
3. Strange I have been looking in on the game from time to time, and would you like to know what I found out about the game. Next to nothing. It looks like a simple old school shooter. Do you think it doesn't look like a old school shooter. That group of games is pretty straight forward. Do tell me how this isn't a blast from the past. While you are at it tell me how it cannot sell by being exactly that. You may not like it, but a lot of people have a fondness for such things.
4. Ohh such a cutting wit you have. Seriously you are arguing that these games are basically the same. If what you are saying is true then the development costs have gone down. No progress means the developers aren't being taxed as they were at the beginning of the generation. They now have years of experience. So that cuts down on trial and error. Plus they have better middle ware at their disposal. Please explain how their being conservative has caused the costs to go up.
5. By the way it has almost zero chance of selling worse then Haze, because it is selling on two platforms. With much larger install bases. It doesn't have to sell gang busters to outsell Haze. They are probably likely to turn a profit, because while it probably wont be the best game on the market. It probably wont be among the worst either.